Hi everyone, Now I don't know if this has been asked before, But I recently bought an Intel DH67CLB3 motherboard that is second gen obviously, Now the CPU I bought with it was a 3rd gen Core I5 Quad Core 3550 3.3 up to 3.7 GHZ, The dude in the shop told me this CPU would work with this board, Also Intel's website says I can run gen 3 CPU's fine with a bios update, Anyway I did that, everything works fine But I have a couple of questions:
1. Since this motherboard was initially for gen 2 CPUs, Am I currently getting the most out of my gen 3 CPU? As in performance and technology wise? Because personally I'm having doubts.
2. The motherboard manual says I can only run DDR3 RAM at 1033 or 1333 mhz, Yet I'm running it on 4 sticks of 1600 mhz RAM, and it is being read correctly and running at the right speeds, how is that possible?
3. This one may sound a bit stupid but The 4 cores and 4 threads of the CPU are read correctly in Windows, But why is it in the bios setup I'm only allowed to choose between 2 "Processor packages?" under the "Number of active cores" menu?
4. The CPU supports PCI-E 3.0, But the motherboard is PCI-E 2.0, So if I install a PCI-E 3.0 Graphics card for example, Would it run as 3.0 or 2.0?
I'd appreciate any helpful answers,